Musical Theater


Each year the department puts on a student musical during the Winter Term in January. These performances are partially supported by the Jean Berger Discretionary Initiative of Middlebury College. They are performed at the town of Middlebury's Town Hall Theater. 

Coming in 2017: January 27 - 30 - City of Angels

Vocal Auditions will take place the first week of classes in
the Mahaney Center for the Arts, (MCA) room 221:
Thursday, September 15, 7:30-9:30PM
Friday, September 16, 4:30- 7:00PM
Callbacks:  Sunday, September 18, 1:00-4:00PM

Instrumentalist Auditions will be announced later in the fall semester.

 

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"Chicago" was all that jazz, and more! The January 2016 production was directed by Doug Anderson; Musical Director: Carol Christensen; Pit Band Director: Bear Irwin.

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"Ragtime" was performed to delighted audiences in January 2015. It was directed by Doug Anderson; Musical Director: Carol Christensen; Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson.

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"Les Miserables" was a smashing success, performed at the end of Winter term 2014. It was directed by Doug Anderson; Musical Director: Carol Christensen

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"Into the Woods" was performed January 24 - 27, 2013. It was directed by Doug Anderson; Musical Director: Carol Christensen; Conductor: Tim Guiles.

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"Hairspray" was performed January 25 - 29, 2012. It featured Nejla Calvo '12 as Tracy Burnblad and Nathaniel Rothrock '13 as Edna Turnblad. Doug Anderson, Director; Carol Christensen, Musical Director; Tim Guiles, Conductor. Watch a film about the making of the show.

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 "Hairspray" program

The January, 2011 musical was Urinetown.
Director: Doug Anderson; Music Director: Carol Christensen;
Orchestra Director: Greg Vitercik
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, this is an irreverent musical satire about corporate corruption and greed, social engineering, sustainability, homelessness, and love.

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The Wild Party, directed by Doug Anderson, musical direction by Carol Christensen, with Dick Forman, orchestra conductor, was performed January 22, 23, 25, 26, 2010 at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater.

New York in the 1920s is captured in Andrew Lippa's jazz musical from 2000. Adapted from a book-length poem written by Joseph Moncure March in 1928, The Wild Party tells the story of the reckless relationship between two vaudeville performers who decide to throw a party to end all parties.

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In January, 2009, Gypsy, by Jule Styne, was performed at the Town Hall Theatre. Doug Anderson, Director; Carol Christensen, Musical director; Troy Peters, Conductor.

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Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753